What about the 10 horns?
Who are they?
Revelation 17 declares that the woman is
a prostitute, a whore, or a harlot, and she is the mother
of harlots as well. Now, it is logical that the woman
is a prostitute since she fornicates with the kings of
the earth (nations of the world). However, the daughters
are another question. Since the woman is a religious
power, it is logical that the daughters are also religious
powers. When it calls them prostitutes as well, what
is the Bible telling us?
Logically, what it is telling us is that
the daughters also prostitute themselves to the kings
of the earth, and commit fornication with them. So, where
do we see them symbolized? It would appear that the daughters
are the 10 horns! This must be so because the 10 horns
come out of the heads, which we know, are a religious
power, and yet they have changed sufficiently that they
are no longer the same as the original beast, for Revelation
17:12-14 tells us that they give their power and authority
to the beast. It would be illogical (and impossible)
for the beast to give power to itself when it returns,
so the 10 horns absolutely must have changed so that
they are no longer the same as the original beast. They
have come from the original beast but have become different.
Since the heads are the papal lines occurring
after 1798, the 10 horns must come after them. Because
the 10 horns come out of Catholicism and yet are not
the same, the only thing they can be is the Protestant
Religions, all of which trace their origins back to Catholicism.
Of a certainty, these 10 horns cannot be Islamic, Hindu,
Shinto, or other such religions, for only Protestantism
traces its direct origins back to Catholicism. Therefore,
it is logical that the 10 horns represent Protestant
Religions that will eventually apostatize, and like their "mother," will
commit fornication with the kings of the earth and at
that point, become the 10 horns seen on the beasts of
Revelation 12, 13, and 17. Sometime after they become
the 10 horns, the authority they gain through an illicit
partnership with the state will be given to the beast,
who in turn gains control over the 10 horns as a result
of this choice on their part.